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Otumfuo wants chiefs to play lead roles in district-level decision making

Otumfuo Osei Tutu II

Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II has urged chiefs to be more involved in decision-making at Metropolitan, Municipal and District Assembly levels. Acknowledging that the Constitution bars chiefs from active politics, the Ashanti overlord said 55 per cent of royalties on stool property due them is given to assemblies hence they must have a say in how the funds are used. ...

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Kweku Adoboli talks freedom, Ghana’s payment systems, a year after deportation

Kweku Adoboli

Fraudster and rogue trader were descriptions that painted headline stories about Ghanaian-born Kweku Adoboli, a former trader of Swiss banking giant, UBS, who got entangled in the middle of what has gone down in history as Britain’s largest unauthorized trading loss of £1.4bn. It’s been a year since Adoboli was deported to Ghana upon serving four of his seven-year sentence. ...

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Ghana to miss Beneficial Ownership disclosure deadline

Dr Steve Manteaw

Ghana is likely to miss the deadline for the establishment of Beneficial Ownership (BO) disclosure regime, in spite of achieving global recognition for making the fastest progress in the shortest possible time in September 2017. This was disclosed at a two-day Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) training session that focused on the typology and nature of corruption risks in Ghana’s extractive ...

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48 hours means 48 hours – Supreme Court rules on detention of suspects

The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision ruled that weekends and public holidays are included in the 48-hour detention period the police have to hold a person without granting bail. The outgoing Chief Justice, Sophia Akuffo, who presided over the panel comprising of Justices Julius Ansah, Anin Yeboah (Chief Justice nominee), Baffoe Bonnie, Sule Gbadegbe, A. A Benin, and ...

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African nations urged to persist with climate change ambitions

The African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) has urged the continent’s nations to stay the course on climate action, after a marathon session of talks at the twenty-fifth Conference of Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP 25) in Madrid. The conference was scheduled to run from 2 to 13 December, but only concluded business on Sunday, two ...

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Courts can sit on weekends, public holidays – Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has in a unanimous decision ruled that courts are to sit on weekends and public holidays to deal with issues that affect personal liberty. This brings to an end the age-long practice where persons are arrested and kept beyond 48 hours because weekends and holidays are not counted. The seven-member panel presided over by outgoing Chief Justice ...

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NDA boss fired, new CEO appointed

Alhaji Dr. Haroun Majeed

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Northern Development Authority (NDA), Alhaji Dr. Haroun Majeed, has been relieved of his position. A letter sighted by DAILY GUIDE and signed by the Secretary to the President, Nana Bediatuo Asante, read: “Reference is made to our letter 6th April 2018 with No. OPS102VOL.15/18/391 pursuant to which you were appointed as the Chief ...

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Letter from Africa: How talk of witches stirs emotions in Nigeria

In our series of letters from African writers, Nigerian journalist and novelist Adaobi Tricia Nwaubani reports on the emotions that the topic of witchcraft stirs. All hell broke loose when the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, announced last month that it would hold a conference on “witchcraft” at its campus in the south-east. Some staff and students staged protests calling for ...

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Centre for Nigerian Citizenship Identification opens in Accra

Dantata Universal Services Nigeria Ltd. (DUS) in partnership with VFS Global, an outsourcing and technology services specialists for governments and diplomatic missions worldwide, have opened a centre in Accra to offer enrolment services for Nigerians residing in Ghana wishing to obtain their National Identification Number (NIN). The centre was officially opened by the Nigeria High Commissioner to Ghana, Femi Michael ...

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Let’s commit to implementing anti-corruption laws – GII

The Executive Director of Ghana Integrity Initiative (GII) has called on the government to commit to implementing anti-corruption laws and policies to nib the menace in the bud. Linda Ofori-Kwafo in her speech at a corruption forum to mark the International Anti-Corruption Day in Accra on Thursday said that corruption is taking a toll on the country’s economy. “Fighting corruption ...

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